Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thyris fenestrella

Thyris fenestrella (Scopoli, 1763)

pygmy moth

on Clematis

Thyris fenestrella

Greece, Lefkas, Katouna, © Laurens van der Linde

Thyris fenestrella

side view


Larvae in leaves, spun into a tube; there also the pupation.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Clematis vitalba.

The reference by Fernández Vidal to Sambucus nigra, probably based on a larger list of “host plants” in Wikipedia (2021), in intriguing.


Bivoltine; hibernation as pupa.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

lei, arva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum, Pyrgus


Adolph, Kortstock, Niehoff & Schweitzer (2019a), Buchsbaum & Thiele (2007a). Dawidowicz (2015a), Fernández Vidal (2011a), Heseler (2010a), Lepiforum (2021), De Prins, Steeman & Sierens (2016a), (2023), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a).

Last modified 23.vii.2023